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Mindful Eating for Wisdom

Mindful Eating for Wisdom

Are you a food-wolfer or a stress-eater? Are you constantly eating on the run or snacking in front of the TV? If you tend to gobble, gulp, and go more than dine, you may have lost sight of your inner wisdom about what to eat, how to eat, and how

4 Rhubarb Health Benefits

4 Rhubarb Health Benefits

Studies show that the numerous rhubarb health benefits include preventing inflammation, helping digestive issues, treating chronic kidney failure, and fighting cancer.

How to Deal with Stress

How to Deal with Stress

“Stress” is a term used to describe how your body reacts to changing, often unpredictable, conditions. Stress-provoking situations may involve anything from caring for an aging parent to dealing with a chronic illness, or from being stuck in heavy traffic to facing a snarling dog. Chronic, prolonged stress can be

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

Spice Up Your Life With High Blood Pressure Remedies

Spice Up Your Life With High Blood Pressure Remedies

Did you know you may have historical wonder drugs in your cabinet? And we’re not referring to your medicine cabinet. Herbs and spices have been used as antidotes ever since mankind felt the first pangs of pain and illness. Many spices and herbs that you can find in your cabinet are great

The Best Bread Alternatives for Sandwiches

Stores now offer a wide array of bread alternatives, including pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
Follow the same strategy when choosing bread alternatives as you do when selecting the healthiest loaves of bread: Review the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists.
Check the Flour First
When

Ask the Experts: Goldenseal & Cancer Risk; Wood Pulp in Foods

Q: What is the evidence on goldenseal and cancer risk?

A: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family, native to Canada and the U.S. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to early settlers as part of their traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, skin disorders, and irritated eyes. Today, the supplement

Ask the Experts: Fully Hydrogenated Oil; Whole-Wheat Flour; Kombucha Tea

Q: I have always avoided partially hydrogenated oils in foods. But I have heard that fully hydrogenated is OK, which I don’t understand. It seems that would be worse. Was I misinformed?

A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, ex-plains: “Full hydrogenation of vegetable oil results in

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an

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